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The Biggest Apple Stories Of 2013 [Year In Review]

2013 was an enormous year for Apple. Yes, there were hyped keynotes galore, fabulous new products, record breaking sales, and much, much more. But 2013 was about more than just hardware for Apple Inc. During Tim Cook’s second full-year reigning over Apple we saw the CEO really settle into his role …

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Nato members could act against Syria without UN mandate

Barack Obama is unlikely to have much trouble mustering a Nato coalition of the willing if Washington opts for military intervention in Syria in response to the alleged chemical weapons atrocities by the Assad regime.<p>There is, however, no prospect of a UN mandate for international military action …

Syrian offer to allow UN inspectors in 'too little, too late'

Syria agreed to allow UN chemical weapons inspectors to visit the site of a mass attack that killed hundreds of people last Wednesday, but Western leaders described the offer as "too little, too late".<p>A spokesman for the United Nations secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon, said inspectors already in …

Hosni Mubarak and Muslim Brotherhood in court in 'trial of two regimes'

Hosni Mubarak appeared in court on Sunday on charges of inciting the murder of protesters during the 2011 Egypt uprising, days after he was released from prison and placed under house arrest.<p>The 85-year-old toppled dictator, flanked by his sons Gamal and Alaa who are being tried in corruption …

Egypt Crisis Extends To The Indo-Pacific

The international community is keeping a watchful eye on the deteriorating situation in Egypt. The country is a powder keg and any hopes for a sustainable political resolution to the most recent crisis seem distant. While Egypt is still in revolutionary overdrive, any political order is likely to …

Scotland Yard 'Assessing' New Information In Diana Death

Scotland Yard says it is "assessing [the] relevance and credibility" of new information relating to the 1997 death of Princess Diana and her boyfriend Dodi Al Fayed in a Paris car crash.<p>The Metropolitan Police would not say what the information entailed or where it came from, but that it was "not a …

UN team in Syria for chemical weapons probe

United Nations' inspectors have arrived in Damascus on a mission to investigate the alleged use of chemical weapons in the country.<p>They arrived in the Syrian capital on Saturday after the government vowed to fully cooperate with the experts.<p>Led by Swedish arms expert Aake Sellstroem, the UN team's …

Egypt turmoil unnerves neighbouring Gaza and Israel

Tensions are high in Gaza following the violent repression of the Muslim Brotherhood by the Egyptian military, with divisions inside the tiny coastal strip reflecting splits within the population of its vast neighbour to the south.<p>Officially Hamas, the Islamist party that has ruled Gaza for more …

Muslim Brotherhood faces struggle to survive bloodshed and propaganda

In the vicious, no-holds-barred propaganda war now raging across Egypt, state media is painting the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organisation bent on violence after the army's overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi last month.<p>The Brotherhood, known in Arabic as the Ikhwan, was founded in Egypt …